The layered effect




"Winter Painting','  by DAVID BARNES, in his show at the Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, Mass., through Jan. 20.

When I was a kid, I couldn't sleep in gleeful anticipation of  blizzards, which were particularly dramatic at our house on the top of a windy hill near the sea.  Now I still can't sleep but the snow seems like a blanket  of death.