Jan and Cora Gordon: Mediterranean Impressions in Majorca
"Ses impressions méditerranéennes, par la richesse du couleur, le movement, l’atmosphère, le brio de facture et la limpidité des gris et des bleus légers nous permettent de donner à cet artiste toute notre sincère sympathie.”
"For the first few days we wandered round - falling more and more in love with the character of the place, sometimes scribbling possible compositions in minute sketch books. Without hesitation or erasure Jan could, in a four-inch sketch book, set down panoramas of mountains, olive groves, or perhaps whole towns seen from an altitude."
".... as we were training ourselves to see more quickly and to aim for breadth and decision, we used our smallest oil sketch boxes with panels fitted into the lids, often painting from five to seven little sketches each day, trying to find out how to express the terrific effect of sunlight on olive groves and farms."
- Gordon, C.J. 1950. The Artist as a Traveller. In: Michael, M.A. Ed, Traveller's Quest, pp. 127-147. William Hodge and Company, London.