I'm the administrator at Kalispell Art Casting a bronze foundry. I've worked here for 15 years now. The foundry was established in 1979 and is still owned and operated by the same 2 men. We do work for artists from all over the USA and Canada - mainly from the West.
We just finished casting a pair of very large bronze lions. The artist is Scott Lennard.
The above 3 photos are of one of the lions almost finished. The color of the raw bronze is gold. The next (and final) stage is patina.