I learned that lighting is the biggest factor for getting good photos of my artwork! I do a lot of oil paintings, so I find that it's really hard to avoid getting a "glare" bouncing off the texture of my paintings since I like to use a lot of impasto. Natural light is always best, for sure! And now I actually look forward to overcast days because that's the best way to stay true to my colors and to avoid glare. Otherwise, I wait until late afternoon and photograph my art outdoors in an area sheltered from direct sunlight. What a difference between a photo taken in my studio and a photo taken outside on an overcast day! both photos were taken with my phone. Thank you so much!
Hereis the "Before" taken in my studio... lights glaring! Yikes
And here's the "After" -- taken just on my back porch on a day that was pleasantly overcast :) So much better! I just used the Pixlr app to crop it