My dad and I have enjoyed painting and teaching workshops in the Monterey Bay area for many years. Here are the colors I think best capture that geography: cliffs, water, sand, waves, rocks, bright sun, and unique foliage. The Heritage palette is essential for plein air painting because of its size and the inner seal -- ideal for transporting these favorite colors to the beach and back!
Tip: Work quickly when painting on location, and simplify, simplify, simplify. A few defining details at the end will provide all the information you need. Passion speaks louder than control.