I am fortunate that my house is on a ridge which affords wonderful views from the south to the northwest. The sunsets are often amazing.
Still, when I think of broad dramatic skies, my mind turns to the great plains of America. The sky just seems bigger there. A late afternoon drive in the northern great plains a number of years ago was particularly striking. I had to pull off the road and enjoy the brilliance of the scene as it unfolded. It inspired this painting.