Hydromel

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Description

An old name for a mixture of honey and water that was used as a plasticizer in watercolor paints (Mayer 1969). Hydromel ferments to form mead.

Synonyms and Related Terms

plasticizer

Additional Information

R. Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row, New York, 1969.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • R. Mayer, The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques, Viking Press, New York, 1981
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)