A swirl of a brush here. A dab of a brush there. How hard can it be to paint something so beautiful? I’d imagine it takes a lot of practice and a good dose of raw talent. So it amazes me when someone approaches Creative Boom and announces themselves to be ‘self-taught’ and yet, have such amazing work to showcase. Such as the talented German artist Nika Akin who emailed recently. Simply painting with watercolors, this collection of art is far from amateur, in my humble opinion. It delves deep into our emotions, leaving us wanting to know more about the subjects she paints. There’s always just enough brushstrokes to bring out the beauty of what she’s painting. More can be found on her blog.