I've just uploaded a new beta version of FotoSketcher 2.10 if you want to play with the new Painting 8 (expressive brushstrokes) effect. You can download it here: http://www.fotosketcher.com/FotoSketcher_beta.exe
The new effect is very processor intensive, so despite some optimizing it still takes a while to run. I suggest you don't use it on larger images ;-)
Here is an example of the new filter:
Don't hesitate to let me know what you think!
All the best,