Hi, it's nice to meet you.
It can be awkward to photograph paintings, we recently redid a bathroom and I wouldn't let my husband take out the old light because it's perfect for photos.
There are some great threads about photographing paintings or if you're stuck you can ask in the photography forum for advice about your set up and what will work for you.
We also have forums for acrylics and clay and abstracts and all sorts of genres, which I'm sure you're probably familiar with, jump right in wherever you'd like.
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