These are all in my near surroundings--none is more than 5-10 miles away from my home. There are subjects for paintings everywhere. You can spend hours looking for the perfect subject, but you're better off just finding something with potential and adapting it. Like Stapleton Kearns says, "You bring the art with you into the landscape."
Note that some of the photos were taken at different times of day, cloud cover, etc., than the paintings were painted.