Ó Dochartaigh took a body of work to Germany, France & Holland in 1994, following on from his successful “Oíche go Maidin” show in the Duke Gallery of Dublin. It went under various titles but the song themes (“… beautiful lines describing simple, diminutive, colourful aspects of wild and rugged Donegal”) continued to interest him. A small show in the Kilcock Art Gallery of Co. Kildare called “Maidin” (Morning) was finishing up just before travelling to the continent. It was a selection from this show of paintings that formed the bases of the 25 works he took with him. All 25 had been sold when he returned to Ireland.