I did a painting for a friend recently who had an encounter with a great white shark when she was diving on vacation. They had just stared at each other peacefully. She told me how she had simply stopped in the water, floating there, awestruck by the shark's sheer presence, it's enormous size and gentle curious attitude towards her. She was thrilled by the experience and wanted to remember it through one of my watercolour paintings as well the image and feelings that will never leave her memory bank.
I enjoyed painting them both!