The wildlife and equine art of Crista Forest. A blog about painting animals including wildlife, horses, dogs, cats, and other domestic animals. Topics include oil painting, art prints, art licensing, art marketing, artist materials, and painting techniques.
Here's a new coloring book page for the bird-lover child, a pileated woodpecker!
As with the previous coloring pages, have your kids download it, print
it out, and color it or paint it any way they want, realistic or wild
and crazy! (Click on the image to see a larger version. Then right-click
on the larger image and select "save image as..." to save it to your
hard drive.) If they want to color it realistically they can use the
image below of my original painting as a reference and try to match the
If you'd like to send me your child's finished colored page I'd be happy
to share it on my blog here. You can email it to me at