Portraits ❤ people~pets~keepsakes. Original watercolors

Aldie, Virginia

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This shop is currently on vacation mode. Thank you for your patience and visiting my shop. Have a great day.

Megha Mehra

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Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

Hello Visitors,

This shop is currently on vacation mode. Thank you for your patience and visiting my shop. Have a great day.

Megha Mehra


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About BeaucoupByMegha

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Portraits of people, pets, and keepsakes. Original watercolors. Made with love.

Hi there!

Beaucoup (bōˈko͞o) means 'much' or 'many' in French. This shop is a one-woman show. I started it to celebrate the abundance of beauty in this world. I'm inspired by people, the connections between us, and our stories of magic.

• All my artwork is original. It is lovingly made with the finest quality professional paints and 100% acid-free cotton paper (140 lb cold-pressed) to last you years.

• The investment you choose to make in art is precious. I take great care to pack my paintings carefully to ensure they reach you in pristine condition, wherever you may be in the world.

• Commissioning work can be hit or miss. I make the process easier in two ways: 1) giving you transparent, up-front pricing & delivery estimates, and 2) collaborating closely throughout, including helping pick a reference photo if you like.

I'd greatly appreciate a review if you like my work!

~~~Commissioned Art (Request Custom Order)~~~
People and pets are naturally the most popular subjects. But dig deeper (sometimes literally!). Do you keep a box of keepsakes? Is there an heirloom you treasure? Your mother's necklace, grandfather's sturdy chair when he was a boy, or grandmother's old-timey cookbook? What about those college concert tickets from yesteryear? Or perhaps it's your father's bicycle when he lived on the farm?

All these memoria stuffed in boxes and storage units. Do any of these ring a bell or well up nostalgic memories?

I’m here to bring back those sweet times. Just 'Request Custom Order', add a pic of what you want to see painted. Feel free to tell me why that specific pic is important to you. I love stories and am a good listener :)

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  • Megha

    Owner, Maker

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Last updated on May 18, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Domestic Shipping

Domestic shipping is free through USPS First Class Package Service! All items are carefully packed and sealed to ensure safe delivery. You will receive a padded bubble envelope. Inside, the painting will be placed on a backing board to prevent warping, and further sealed in a clear plastic bag to protect from abrasion.

International Shipping

Many countries expect the buyer to pay customs duty on certain internationally shipped items. These fees are levied by the respective government and are borne by the buyer at the point of delivery. These fees are not included in the item price or shipping cost. Please contact your post office for information.

Help! My painting arrived damaged :-(

I am *so* sorry if this ever happens to you! Please don't panic. Take pictures of the damaged shipment and packaging, and contact me immediately. I will work with you to get you a brand new painting.

Care instructions

I paint on 100% acid-free, no animal by-products, cotton paper (140 lb cold-pressed) manufactured by Arches, France or Fabriano Artistico, Italy. With proper care, your painting will last for ages.

I recommend archival mat and glass for your frame. The mat opening size is typically 0.5" less than the painting size both width and lengthwise. For example, an 8x10" painting should use a mat with a 7.5x9.5" opening.

I've always been happy with the West Charlton Frame Company, their Igloo Single mat, and UV Plexi glass.

Watercolors shouldn't be exposed to direct sunlight or subject to wild temperature swings.

Custom and personalized orders

Please use 'Request Custom Order' to get in touch with me. I will provide pricing and an estimated completion date. The date will be dependent on my backlog at that time.

If you go ahead and order within 48 hours of receiving a quote, that date will be locked in. If you need more time to consider, that date will be freed for other customers.

If you do proceed, I will begin the work and share my progress. I will do this once when I’m ½-way through, and again when completed. I will gladly make any requested revisions, and give you a heads up if that impacts the completion date.

Once I have your approval, I will ship the portrait. At this point, the sale is final and complete. Unless damaged during transit, there are no returns or refunds.

How long should I expect a commissioned portrait to take?

I put a lot of effort into painting the person and not just the photo. While every request is unique, on average, a single subject 8x10” portrait can typically be turned around in 2 weeks. Please contact me with specifics for a completion date quote.

Will you publicly display my commissioned work?

If you'd like a custom portrait to remain private, just let me know during the ordering process.

How does copyright work?

Ownership of a painting does not transfer the copyright to the buyer of that work. The copyright remains exclusively mine. All my artwork is discreetly signed on the front and back.

So in short...© 2017-2018 Megha Mehra. All rights reserved.

What sizes do you paint?

I suggest 8x10”, 11x14”, 16x20" for custom portraits. These are standard sizes with readily available and affordable frames. If you need a specific size, I’m more than happy to work with you.

What type of reference photographs can I use?

Anything you like! My only suggestion is to ensure the photo is of the highest possible resolution and well-lit. The more photos and angles you can share, the more accurate the likeness.

If you choose to use a professional photograph, please forward the necessary written permission from its photographer.