Young Gentleman after Titian - Detail

Young Gentleman after Titian (detail). Titian, Rubens, Raphael and a few others painted wonderful portraits without shadows to help describe the form. It requires great skill to do this. Most painters need those shadows. Here is a detail to show the eyes.

I painted this in oil on paper sized with chalk and glue. When I was done, I realized it turned out so well I should have painted it on a more durable support.