I recently ordered some "odd" sized canvases to try out. Not that they're necessarily odd, but just a different format than what I'm used to. Sometimes, it's nice to bust out of the "same-old, same-old" rut by trying something you haven't before.
Working on a different surface, whether it's long and panoramic such as this one, or oval, round, or with wrapped "paintable" edges, will make you see things with a new eye and allow you to explore a little.
This one made me think a lot more about the basic composition due to it's long, narrow design.
The trick was to make it full enough, so there were no empty gaps. In the end, I think it works.
Untitled - Oils -12" x 36" Gallery-Wrap Canvas