"Varley, Lismer and company are enjoying themselves thoroughly. Out all the time. And the weather has been glorious. In fact they have had as much good weather as Tom and I have had in a month. They just struck it right. You will be glad to hear that they are feeling the effects of our uplifting presence and are both going up in key. Varley would be a hot musher in a few weeks if he could live outside.
Tom is doing some good work. Very different from his last years stuff. He shows decided cubistical tendencies and I may have to use a restraining influence on him yet. What he does to those poor fish when he isn't sketching is too awful to relate. Just now it is quite understood that the fish aren't biting, particular reason for him to want to catch them."
- A.Y. Jackson, Letter to Dr. James MacCallum, Oct. 13, 1914