A few years back I experimented with surfaces for oil painting. One of the surfaces I used was wood. So I prepped this panel of wood, that my brother had left over from his house build, I think it was American oak. Anyway I sanded it and coated it with three coats of gesso, and then painted this scene. It's of the coastline in Kent, UK, called the seven sisters, in the days when I trekked all over the place in search of landscapes, lol. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Sisters,_Sussex
I think it's about 10x7 ins or so. I now paint on hardboard or linen panel, still it was nice to experiment at the time.