"Though this picture is simple. I have done black and white photography for many years and my favorite element of design is contrast. The contrast in this photo takes it from simple to interesting." I think this a fine example of contrast/black and white.
Abstract painting / Michael Chase / Black and white / Varying sizes of cardboard cut into strips and used as a mark making tool. Ink, powder paint and acrylic. Create surface texture with Calk or Pollyfiller and then rub in a glaze or wash.