Small experiment and equipment failure

viola painting
©2014 Carolyn A Pappas, Viola. Watercolor and ink on 5 x 7 inch greeting card.

A sketch/experiment on a blank greeting card made as an Easter card for someone I know. This is really unlike my normal style and was something I did more on a whim. There are elements of it that I like, but I would like my next attempt to be a little “tighter” and less sloppy feeling. I Unfortunately, the fountain pen I was using started writing really scratchy and leaking ink. I tried to fiddle with it but it only made the problem worse so I think I will have to get rid of the pen as it is unusable at this point.