Here I have tried coloured pencil on Canvas board. It measures 10" x 12" and I have used solvents to dissolve the wax in the pencils and make a looser and more painterly picture. This method makes working with coloured pencils a little quicker but it was to achieve the looser style that really motivated me.
The canvas board was not coated with gesso but used as it came from the shop.
The ref photo was from one of my own taken on Dartmoor last year in March. As you can see it was a lovely sunny spring morning.