Many years ago I went on a deployment with the U.S. Air Force Reserves to Hawaii. After we got checked in, they gave us free time. I went with some buddies to Waikiki. The bus let us off downtown. I had dreamed of visiting the beach there since I was a little kid, so I was especially excited. My buddies were more interested in shopping for souvenirs, especially tee shirts. I was bored out of my mind and really mad because I wanted to see the beach! Finally, I just walked away from them. They followed me. I went between some buildings. There was the beach. This was the scene I saw. They acted like it was their idea to go there. Hmmmm.
I tried to show the reflection of the sunset in the water by putting the red and orange between black lines that represent waves. Note the person. It is a silhouette. I think that is what makes the painting.