No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist. Oscar Wilde
I was so glad to read this quote, I went to a drawing class, with a certain local teacher, and we took our sketch pads with us into the wilds of downtown Laurieton. Well we had to draw a tree, gnarly wonderful old tree it was, and as I sat drawing, I started to draw a fairy door into the tree. Well did I get into trouble. "Only draw what is there" I was told as 'he' took my pencil off me, grabbed the eraser, and rubbed out my door.
Poor soul, he couldn't see the door in the tree. (I didn't go back for another class.)