I mixed my fondness for esotericism and flowers in a series of early 1990s paintings. I paired the ancient Four Elements of earth, air, fire, water with the appropriate showy flowers. This one is in my favorite complementary color combination of orange and blue depicts a Daylily of Fire and an Iris of Water. You can see flames coming from the lily and droplets coming from the iris. Though these are idealized flowers, they are readily available in early summer gardens.
"Water Iris Fire Lily" is watercolor on illustration board, 7" x 10", November 1990.