I am a beginner in acrylic painting and I have an acrylic painting of Oak trees.  I have added shimmering gold Highlights randomly throughout the painting. 

My problem....

When looking at the picture you can not see the highlights  (many many many different placements throughout the house different heights different lighting)... unless I sit the painting on the easel on the kitchen table and sit in the floor looking up.  So I tried positioning higher on the wall in same light looking up ... can not see highlights. If I position painting light in front at an angle, You can see the highlights at the top of painting only.  However if I stand about 8ft back and stand on tippy toes angling light down at the picture you can see all the highlights.... :) There must be a better way :) 

Would shellac help? Certain type of light better for this?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

Thank you

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I can't help you Lisa but I'm sure you'll receive some suggestions.

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