A quick word to let you know that I've finished debugging and tweaking the new painting algorithm (Painting 8 - expressive brushstrokes). I've used a softer brush than previously and have improved the brushstrokes' placement.
As usual, the beta version can be downloaded here: http://www.fotosketcher.com/FotoSketcher_beta.exe
I still have to add some new languages and will then be ready to release version 2.10.
All the best,