As the saying goes. Chop wood, carry water. Just repeat again and again.
I make at least one hundred images on paper before putting it on Canvas. I find that is what brings me success in my final composition.
I also collage some of my work so i can get an accurate impression of what i am making.
And then there are the days i go completely off tangent, as there is so much fun in the making and not over-analising or finding happenstance in a truely happy place. They are 2 different processes creating and analysis and should be kept separate, but how mighty is the end result.