I took a canvas board into the woods with me along with some oil paints and a pallet knife. The aim of this was so to be completely immersed in the landscape and to paint while I had the feeling of being small and part of the landscape. However, painting on such as large scale outdoors and with oil paint has many disadvantages such as transporting the painting. I struggled to manoeuvre the canvas board, and consequently dropped the painting into a pile of leaves. I also struggled with the strong wind blowing the board, and people passing by, particularly with dogs (not on a leash) that would interrupt me. Although, there are a number of benefits to painting outside, I do not feel as though this was successful and I would like to look at ways that I can portray how I feel while travelling, without bringing my oil paints outside.