Tonight I sat down and played a bit in photoshop :) It was fun and the end result was some great painterly effect brushes! Offered in .ABR format only. I hope that you enjoy them!!!
*** I am allowing any kind of use of these brushes with the exception of blatant redistribution. Please also note, these were created in CS2 - I think they will work on older versions of photoshop but, because they are effect brushes and not stand alone images, I cannot offer the PNG versions for you to make your own if you use another version that is not compatible. You wouldn't get the same results as these brushes have effects applied. So, if you are unsure if they will work in your version of Photoshop, give it a go anyway to see if they will work.