Called in professional help for the portfolio photos--Bob from Bob Hsiang Photography. Here is a link to his website http://bobhsiangphoto.com/about/index.html
He is really great to work with. He has a lot of experience photographing paintings and he knew how to counter all of the issues I was having with glare, distortion, etc. Here are some pics I took at the photo shoot...
Here is a pic of Bob taking photos.
His studio is just down 8th street a few blocks from me. It's actually inside the San Francisco Fashion Collective which is kind of fun.
I took all of these pictures with my phone...maybe there is some hope for my photography skills.